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] [background sounds] [background sounds] >> i am resurrection, and i am life, said the lord. whoever has faith in me shall have life each though he die -- even though he died, and everyone who has life and has committed himself to me in faith shall not die forever. as for me, i know that my redeemer lives and that at the last he will stand upon the earth. after my awaking, he will raise me up, and in my body i shall see god. i myself shall see, and my eyes behold him who is my friend and not a stranger. for none of us has life in himself, and none becomes his own master when we die. for if we have life, we are alive in the lord, and if we die, we die in the lord. so then whether we live or die we are the lord's possession. happy from now on are those who die in the lord, so it is says the spirit, for they rest from their labors. >> forward, march. [background sounds] >> as dean of washington national cathedral on behalf of the bishop of washington, i welcome you to this service celebrating the remarkable life of senator daniel inouye. washington national cathedral serves as a place of gatherin
the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. lord of life and glory, bend your ears to hear our prayers. lord, deep inside we long to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. give our lawmakers the wisdom to discover your purposes and the courage to obey your commands. lord, teach them to make right decisions without drama and to resist the temptation to waste the currency of the faith and trust of the american people. as they follow your providential leading, may our senators strive to be instruments of your glory. use them to do your will on earth, even as it is done in heaven. into each dark and trying hour, send the illumination of your mercy and grace. we pray in your great name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, december 4, 2012. to the senate: u
the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. lord, you provide for us light and salvation. whom shall we fear? you provide strength for our lives. of whom shall we be afraid? provide our lawmakers this day boundless energy to accomplish your purposes. lift them over the hurdles of fear and panic as you energize them with kindness, peace, and patience. lord, astound them with the many ways you can help them find solutions to the problems that beset our land. help them to consider any indecision that may bring catastrophic consequences. may the tone and tenor of their words and deeds this day build bridges of cooperation for the good of our nation and world. we pray in your great name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington d.c., december 12, 2012. to the senate: under the pr
are worthy of our praise. stay with us, bringing your grace and gladness to brighten our lives. lord, remove our sins from us and cleanse us with your spirit, emancipating us from fears about what tomorrow may hold. continue to direct the steps of our lawmakers, keeping them from eleventh-hour decisions that bring unintended negative consequences. remind them that the cost of indecision may be much higher than they anticipate. purple them of the things that increase discord, that in unity they may serve you with fanalfulness. we pray in your sacred name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, december 6, 2012. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable tom udall, a senator from the s
and progress. lord, change our lawmakers not from what they were but toward what they really are -- generous, wise and responsible stewards of your bountiful grace. keep us from becoming a country that wants to feel good rather than be good, as you empower us to live worthy of our forebears who sacrificed so much for freedom. we pray in your great name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., december 20, 2012. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable sherrod brown, a senator from the state of ohio, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: patrick j. leahy, president pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader is recognized. mr. reid: i ask
could see the reflection of it in england. military and power in the monarch, property and the lord, member in the comments, independent judiciary. so i thought, well, maybe it's not so easy to get a patent, even though i said it's a brilliant implementation. but federalism, really a unique kind of -- and other place i said it's a unique contribution of the framers to political theory. the framers had the idea that you have more freedom, if you have two governments instead of one, you almost get intellectual whiplash. why more freedom if you have two governments? now, many students of federalism as being a brilliant administrative device, this was the biggest landmass since the roman empire to attempt anything like government, and it took, what, six weeks to get from new england to south carolina. so if you're a business person, an astute manager, you have territorial divisions, in a certain sense. in the '60s and '70s when european states persons and scholars were looking at american federalism to see if they could find some lessons for the european union, many of them thought of t
in the short term to avoid even greater pain in the long term. lord, give them confidence that you will protect them in the future, even as you have sustained them in the past. we pray in your great name amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington d.c., december 10, 2012. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable patrick leahy, a senator from the state of vermont, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: under the -- mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senate majority leader. mr. reid: mr. president, first of all, it's very unusual to have one of the most senior members of the senate p
times. as you guide them to do what is best for this land we love. lord, guide them beyond the meager resources of their talents so that they will trust and lean on you. give them the wisdom to believe that in every circumstance you can provide them exactly what they need. may they find opportunities to honor you in each challenge they face, as you empower them to lift burdens that are heavier than they can bear. we pray in your sacred name amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington d.c., december 11, 2012. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable jim webb, a senator from the commonwealth of virginia, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro temp
purposes. show them the best way to use their talents and opportunities to honor and serve you. lord, keep them from being so mired in political gridlock that they fail to do what is best for this land we love. may they speak today words that are constructive and helpful, bringing encouragement as well as vision to their work. let your glory be seen in this place. we pray in your holy name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, december 5, 2012. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable kirsten e. gillibrand, a senator from the state of new york, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. mr. reid: following leader remarks, the senate will be in a pe
thing i wanted to say is just thank you to my lord and savior, jesus christ, to be honester with you. i believe that -- [applause] when you start out in a single-participant household with a mom who would works 16 ha day and you're looking at a future that doesn't look as bright and you're living in north charleston, south carolina, you build a strength that comes from having the appreciation -- >> so we're going to break away from this program. you can watch all of this if you'd like on our web site, c-span.org. take you live now to the floor of the u.s. senate back in, starting legislative business here at 2:00 eastern. live coverage, as always, right here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. almighty and everlasting god, in whom we live and move and have our being, as we grieve the loss of life in the newtown , conneticut shooting, show us your way and teach us your path. make us all responsible stewards of your most precious gift of time by teaching us to number our
♪ ♪ ♪ >> the holy gospel of our lord jesus christ according to john. >> glory to you god in the highest. >> jesus says everything that the father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me i will never drive away for i have come down from heaven not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me, and this is the will of him who sent me, that i should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. this is, indeed, the will of my father, that all who see the sun and believe in him may have eternal life, and i will raise them up on the last day. the gospel of the lord. >> praise to you lord god. >> in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit, amen. please, be seated. irene and family, president obama, vice president biden, i thought that senator inouye was indisruptble, and if i had not been honored to be at his bedside when he died, i still would not believe that he is gone. he was generous to the very end for he gave me the great gift of instructive closure. i was with him in alaska at senator steven's memorial
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